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PA Bill Number: HB2440

Title: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firearms ...

Description: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firear ...

Last Action: Veto No. 16

Last Action Date: Nov 25, 2020

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB429

this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Grand Jury Reform Act of 2015

Subject: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Evidence and witnesses: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Grand Jury Reform Act of 2015 Conditions a state or local government's eligibility for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program on the state's compliance with this Act. Requires: (1) the chief officer of the law enforcement agency of a locality in which a death results from the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer of such agency to report the death to the elected prosecutor of that locality within 24 hours of such death, and (2) the elected prosecutor to report the death to the governor of the state within 24 hours after receiving such notice. Directs the governor: (1) within three days after receiving such report, to appoint a special prosecutor to present evidence on the state's behalf at a hearing before a judge to determine whether probable cause exists to bring criminal charges against the law enforcement officer; (2) to use a random process to select the special prosecutor from among all of the elected prosecutors in the state, excluding the elected prosecutor of the locality in which the death occurred; and (3) within 24 hours after being notified of such death, to report the death to the chief officer of the state's law enforcement agency, which shall assume exclusive control of the investigation of the death during the pendency of the probable cause hearing. Requires: (1) the hearing to be held within 90 days after the appointment of the special prosecutor, unless the judge determines that good cause exists to delay it; (2) the court to remain open to the public for such hearing, except as determined appropriate by the presiding judge; (3) the presiding judge, within five days of the hearing's conclusion, to issue a determination regarding probable cause and to submit such determination to the elected prosecutor of the locality in which the death occurred; and (4) the special prosecutor to submit recommendations to the elected prosecutor, including regarding whether criminal charges should be brought against the officer. Declares that the probable cause hearing shall have no binding effect on the elected prosecutor.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/429/all-info

Sponsors

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33 sponsors: Henry Johnson (D); Bennie Thompson (D); Barbara Lee (D); Judy Chu (D); Charles Rangel (D); Keith Ellison (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Eleanor Norton (D); John Conyers (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Lacy Clay (D); David Cicilline (D); Karen Bass (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Danny Davis (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Don Beyer (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); G. Butterfield (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); David Scott (D); John Lewis (D); Pedro Pierluisi (N); Maxine Waters (D); Marc Veasey (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Mark Takano (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Steve Cohen (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Gwen Moore (D); Andre Carson (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Feb 5 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jan 21 2015 Introduced in House
House Jan 21 2015 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H461)
House Jan 21 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 25 2015 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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